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Viatcheslav Ekimov to coach

Updated: October 8, 2012, 12:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Three-time Olympic champion Viatcheslav Ekimov, a longtime teammate of Lance Armstrong, is the new general manager of the Russian cycling team Katusha.

The team says Ekimov will replace Hans-Michael Holzer of Germany.

Ekimov rode with the U.S. Postal Service team in 1997-98, before Armstrong won his first Tour de France. He returned in 2000 and rode in some of Armstrong's subsequent Tour victories through 2005.

Ekimov won Olympic titles in track team pursuit in 1988 ...

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